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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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James and Harry@VWGS are now friends
4 hours ago
paul watson replied to Ian Harvey's discussion Stihl / Viking RM448vc mower
"If its really wet i have to stick a pair of gloves on and tip it slightly and scrape it off by hand maybe twice a day, If i neglect it and it dries I use a plastic scraper (my own fault for neglecting it, the deck on the 5 year old  push 248( and st…"
13 hours ago
Ian Harvey replied to Ian Harvey's discussion Stihl / Viking RM448vc mower
"Thanks Paul. Sounds like you have a similar round to me, although I don't do quite so many!  The fabric bag of the Izy is so hopeless with wet grass, I have even thought about trying to make a hard box for it (didn't get anywhere though).
How do you…"
13 hours ago
paul watson replied to Ian Harvey's discussion Stihl / Viking RM448vc mower
"I dont know about the roller mowers but I knock out over 50 small domestic gardens a week using the Viking/Stihl 248t and it has been in only once for a drive problem (cost about 30 quid. I service them myself ( have a push version as well) and the…"
14 hours ago
Andy Kirk, Nicholas singleton and Dan Bond joined Landscape Juice Network
17 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
" I'll say that I've done sites much bigger than that for under £8000 and still made very good money from them. I'd suggest another site visit or two and take your time walking around imagining the tasks."
20 hours ago
Ian Parkes replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
" 8500 seems way too high to me and i do contracts were i there all day long. I would say it could even be under half that price.  "
20 hours ago
Mr Chris Warwick replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
"thank you for the advice "
21 hours ago
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Peter sellers replied to Mr Chris Warwick's discussion Help with quote commercial gardening
"I started a grounds maintenance business some 40 years ago, initially for domestic customers soon realising that there was little money to be made from customers requesting an hourly rate. We now maintain primarily commercial sites of up to 30 acres…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Greg Francis's discussion New Hayter harrier 56 pro
"We are long established primarily commercial contractors at the top end of the market and bought a the new version of the Hayter 56 pro in June 2019, this has been used for around 12 hours/week since with no reliability issues. Having used a variety…"
yesterday
Allan Steele replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I have done before and after treatment . after is best and it takes a little longer if moss is thicker but its a lot better than brushing or scraping by hand"
yesterday
Sean Payne and Paul foster are now friends
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yesterday
Billybop replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"guy's .... youre all doing it wrong ... everybody and their grannie knows that the only valid way to charge for gardening is by an hourly rate ... 8 pounds an hour but its cash in hand and you can use their 30 year old black n decker"
yesterday
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"You misunderstood...I'm yanking YOUR chain!"
yesterday
Vic 575 replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I don’t know about ‘yanked chains’ Dan. I was actually trying to support your comments, posted today, that we can all do things differently. I won’t bother next time.
Price per cut is best in my opinion and 29 years of being in business.
All my work…"
yesterday
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Residential landscape design

Landscape designing includes the scheduling of all the necessary scapes including soft scapes and hardscapes. Residential landscape design is all about what are the equipment that will be included and where exactly they should be placed, to make the…

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Stiga cordless

Does anyone have any experience of using Stiga Cordless tools , particularly the cordless long reach hedge trimmers ?  I was looking at buying a stihl cordless HLA56 long reach when i got distracted by a Stiga SMT 500 48 v multi tool comprising of…

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Greetings

Hello All,I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself.Currently looking to start a small gardening business In March after handing in my notice next Thursday.I'm trying to do my planning at the moment but struggling with the wealth of…

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